Introduction: After Nesse is born, to help prevent Bella, Edward, and Nesse from leaving Forks, Jacob transforms into a Werewolf in front of Charlie. He then tells Charlie that since he is willing to accept a "don't tell......don't need to know" attitude he will proceed him to the Swan's house so that he can see Bella. And also meet Nesse, Bella's new "ward."
Charlie then follows Jacob to the Cullens. Charlie had been under the impression that Bella was fighting for her life at the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta.
After Charlisle welcomes him, he takes Charlie to see Bella. Then Charlie sees his formerly attractive daughter, who has now been changed into a spectacularly beautiful woman. Bella says the sorts of things that she would typically say, but she says it with an angelic voice !
Then Charlie takes a good look at the truly angelic "10" month old child in her arms. When Nesse looks up at him, Charlie is stunned to be looking at a mirror image of his, and formerly Bella's, uniquely brown eyes. ("Charlie starts counting backwards".. but nothing adds up ("Need to know only..he tells himself")
Just then Emmet breaks in to say that the "University of Florida is up by 7" I (Doc) have always presumed that their opponent was their arch rival the University Of Miami, but the Saga is sadly deficient on this critical point.
Edward tells Charlie that his and Carlisle's new grand daughter, is the child of his recently deceased brother and sister in law.
Charlie is the Fork's Chief of Police after all! He was shocked and stunned to see Jacob metamorphise into a seven foot Werewolf. After thinking that Bella was at death's door Charlie desperately wants to see his "Bella," and accepts a need to know stance. But basically Charlie is the towns detective. And he is like Bella in so many ways. (Edward to Bella "You aren't going to let this go (unsolved) are you!" Bella, "NO!!"....And Later.... "What are you considering? Bella, "Radio active spiders, and Kryptonite ! ........Edward later quote, "What did you expect, (that my family had at our home) "Coffins, a mote, and a dungeon???" Bella, "No I never thought that you had a mote!" (But I did think that you might well have a dungeon and sleep in coffins: not said but implied)
Discussion Question: Charlie had said "I don't want to know" But what do you think that Chief ( and detective) Charlie really suspected about Bella, Nese, and Edward, the next day as he considered his visit at the Cullens?